Affidavit: Double slaying suspect had been fired
Associated Press and Post-Tribune December 27, 2013 11:50AM
Updated: December 27, 2013 8:16PM
WESTFIELD — Court documents say an Indianapolis man charged in connection with the home-invasion killings of a former Lowell woman and her adult daughter was angry about being fired by the woman’s husband.
A probable cause affidavit states that 20-year-old Christian Rene Haley was fired by a company owned by Marylyn Erb’s husband because of poor attendance.
WISH-TV reports the affidavit also says one of Haley’s friends told police Haley wanted to rob his former boss and that he had admitted killing 52-year-old Marylyn Erb and 23-year-old Kelley Erb.
Haley faces murder, robbery, burglary and other charges in the slayings. The women were found fatally beaten Dec. 20 in their home in the north suburban Indianapolis town of Westfield.
Haley is being held at the Hamilton County Jail in Noblesville.
News of the arrest came as mourners attended funeral services for Marylyn and Kelley Erb Thursday in Noblesville. Police in Westfield said they consider the case an ongoing investigation, but wouldn’t speculate if more arrests were coming.
Marylyn Erb, a 1979 Lowell High graduate, received a nursing degree from Indiana University. Besides Kelley, she had two other children, Lindsey Myers and Brock Erb. Her obituary stated she was married to Todd Erb for 30 years.
Kelley Erb was a student at Ivy Tech where she was studying early childhood education.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Marylyn and Kelley Erb Wish Fund, in care of Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, Ind., 46062.